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Organisation : Our Watch

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 30 Sep, 2021

About the role

  • Primary prevention of violence against women and their children
  • Form a new cross functional directorate
  • Join a committed senior executive team


This senior executive role leads on projects and campaigns for new and emerging primary prevention practices and interventions. This is an exciting phase for the organisation and an opportunity for a self-driven leader to establish a directorate of cross-functional team capability to implement a significant portfolio of innovative projects.


Reporting to the CEO, the Director will recruit and build a team capable of delivering on evaluation, project management, innovative design and strategy, and stakeholder engagement. The role engages at board and subcommittee level and will champion the future orientation of the organisation.


As the organisation’s inaugural lead on innovation, the successful candidate will need proven results driven leadership gained in the corporate or not-for-profit sectors, including change management and project oversight. Values and organisational purpose alignment are expected as well as superior communication, persuasion, and influence skills.


Relevant tertiary qualifications and commitment to ongoing professional development are sought.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Our Watch

About Our Watch


Our Watch is a national leader of primary prevention of violence against women and their children. With its vision of ensuring women and their children live free from all forms of violence, Our Watch aims to stop violence before it starts.


Focus areas include provision of policy advice; development of communications and marketing campaigns; development of the primary prevention workforce; production of research-based tools; leading a public conversation; and monitoring and evaluating prevention.


Our Watch works to embed gender equality and prevent violence where Australians live, learn, work, and socialise.


Our Watch is committed to increasing employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the organisation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.


It recognises and values diversity among its staff and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all backgrounds, especially people who have a strong understanding of intersectionality either by working with diverse population groups or a lived experience. 


For more information about Our Watch, visit:

How to apply

Position Description : Confidential OUWdin0921

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Director, Innovation via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management
Sector: #Children, #Community_Support_Services, #Women

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